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Which Comes First? Sliders or Rear E Lockers. I'm sure I'm not the First!

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by Gen2Tacoma, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Aug 8, 2020 at 3:52 PM
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    Guys been on here just a short time and I'm new to anything other than FS Roads. Wanting to expand.....I'm sure this has probably been asked many times.......so forgive me if I'
    m a repeater. But the question is would you consider Sliders or E-Lock for a first upgrade. 2013 Base SR5 4x4 running skinny 255/75/17. Don't want to F my truck up BTW but want to have a little fun. primary vehicle! Which one first or another suggestions Oh yeah other than the rear diff breather mod that's in the works.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2020 at 3:57 PM
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    Sliders 1A. Skids 1B. You can do a whole lot without lockers.

    I'm not running lockers. We all did the same trail(s).

    https://youtu.be/IRYmtE6GMuc
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2020 at 3:59 PM
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    Do you have a front skid plate, other than factory?
    what type of trails you plan on doing?

    I’d start with tires, then front skid, the rock sliders. do an air locker when you really start seeing a need for it(if ever).
     
  4. Aug 8, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    Sliders are a must and skids are a close second. I don’t have a locker and I go over just about everything the locker having kids do.
     
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  5. Aug 8, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    Thanks for the info my friend helps a lot!
     
  6. Aug 8, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    Just factory skids! I've read a little on angle approach any suggestions. Mostly Private Land but for sure harder than FS Roads but just by a little.
     
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  7. Aug 8, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    I'm thinking this order as well!
     
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    Sliders cost about $700(?)

    Lockers are about $1400 + $600 labor

    Go with your wallet
     
  9. Aug 8, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    Well that kind of puts it in a new light! Thank you sir!
     
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    and meaty larger tires will help out a ton too

    skinny pedal action, stacking rocks, and airing down are all free and will make up most times for not having a locker :thumbsup:
     
  11. Aug 9, 2020 at 5:45 AM
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Sliders. The other thing is, you don’t want to experience coming down on your rocker panel and not being able to open your door. Happens all to often.
     
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  12. Aug 9, 2020 at 7:50 AM
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    Yeah I would imagine that would suck. Question...Will Bolt on Sliders suffice? And also can you use a highlift with bolt on Sliders? Or would you recommend not buying bolt on sliders at all? Thanks Again.
     
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Bolt on sliders work fine. If your wheeling hard, pushing your comfort levels and you know your gonna be coming down hard on things, then I would go weld on.

    However, if you bend the shit out of bolt one, well they come off easier. You bend the shit out of weld ons, not so easy to remove.
    Sounds like your a good candidate for some solid bolts ons.
    I would recommend Demello, MobTown, BAMF or others may suggest other options. AllPro made some stout sliders for the 2nd gens. I had a set

    Hit up Erick @state48overland he will get you hooked up.
    Mainly you want to decide if you want the rear kick out or filler plates to step on.
     
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    I put out some feelers for ya. Should here back soon. Might be able to score a lightly used set for cheap.
     
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    @CowboyTaco you still got that skid. @Gen2Tacoma is looking to armor up and is thinking on which pieces to do when. Figured if he can find stuff on a good deal he could get sliders and skids.
     
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    Traded in the last one, going to start modifying this soon.
    My opinion is ... if you are going to be where you need lockers, you would need to protect your rocker panels first ;)

    Also, I've been on slippery creek boulders, washouts, and slickrocks and I didn't have a locker. open diff. front aluminum diff. survived :) but yeah I got my money's worth from the rock rails and skids.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    This is excellent info and thanks....I forgot @CowboyTaco had his for sale.......Thanks for the reminder.....he lives close to me. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Aug 10, 2020 at 5:05 AM
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    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    I'll even install them for you. Can be done in the Maynard's parking lot!
     
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    I can't remember you have the Skid Plate but do you have sliders as well?
     
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    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    I do have Relentless Fabrication weld on sliders, but was not planning on selling those.
     

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